Essays Tagged: "fairytale"

Always and Forever. A love poem.

be,No matter what arises or what happens,Love will always find its way,And lead us to our place,Our fairytale.When you look into my eyes you view my soul,And see the love I have to give.It is everythi ...

(1 pages) 118 1 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

a genre study of horror novels and how they compare to modern day fairytales

Carrie a Modern Day FairytaleAlthough Stephen King=s novel, Carrie, is considered a horror, it can also been seen as a m ... lthough Stephen King=s novel, Carrie, is considered a horror, it can also been seen as a modern day fairytale, through setting, character development, and plot. Carrie follows that outline of many com ... airytales, but can be closely related to the fairy tale, Snow White. With references to such common fairytale topics such as setting, character development, and plot, Carrie is an effective example of ...

(7 pages) 95 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Dark Side of Fairytales

Dark Side of Fairytales'Once upon a time, there lived a pretty princess...' Does this sound familiar? This is how ... there lived a pretty princess...' Does this sound familiar? This is how a fairytale usually starts. Fairytales are classified as an educational reading for little children. However, some fairytales co ... of contents that are unsuitable for children and should be altered immediately. First of all, some fairytales allude that murdering is acceptable. In addition, some fairytales unknowingly suggest thi ...

(3 pages) 103 3 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

1919 World Series, Chicago Blacksox Scandal.

Sox players were the cream of the crop. The team was on the verge of winning the World Series. This fairytale didn't end with the White Sox winning the World Series, it ended in embarrassment and disa ...

(3 pages) 102 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sound, camera shots and mise-en-scene; how they convey the narrative to the audience in the opening sequence of "Star Wars-episode iv, A New Hope"

e rebels and the Empire. Narration is a fairly formal method of exposition, linked to the old style fairytale format, preparing the audience for a classic narrative and easily recognizable characters, ... r the "baddie" and Han Solo is the knight and shining armour for example). However, the traditional fairytale narrative also dictates that there should be a happy ending with all the loose ends tied u ...

(6 pages) 99 0 1.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Comparing the "Rockinghorse Winner" and "The Wild Swans"

e of family is discarded which will only lead to self-destruction. The opening of the story gives a fairytale like description of a mother who "could not feel love, no, not for anybody" including for ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Lord of the Rings.

classical work of art has a deep-rooted following, so why did it take so long to finally bring the fairytale to the big screen? Believe it or not, it was made almost 30 years ago. Unfortunately, back ... nd encouraged huge followings. And for this, millions of loyal readers now eagerly await the modern fairytale of a classical myth.

(3 pages) 143 3 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

'A short story tells us only one thing and that intensely' How far do you agree with his assertion.

irst impressions do not become quite as obvious until the end. 'The Selfish Giant' is written as a fairytale, with the Giant being characterised very much as a typical 'fairytale giant'. By this I me ... , 'The only people who were pleased were the Snow and the Frost' this works very well in creating a fairytale image and adds to the simplistic, childlike tone. The language in the beginning and the en ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Juliet capulet diary

s at his words! He absolutely took my breath away and my heart as well. But then I learned that our fairytale love was ruined! He is the only son of the Montague, Romeo Montague! I am in love with my ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Who am I? Short creative reflection inspired by a Langston Hughes poem.

ent child staring into a mirror and seeing a stranger before them. I do not recognize me. I am in a fairytale. But fairytales are not tales of fairies; instead they are tales of imaginary life, not tr ...

(2 pages) 58 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


In traditional fairytales, ogres are man-eating beasts. The prince usually rescues the princess; they marry and liv ... Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale.In conforming fairytales there are Princes such as prince charming, but they are the only ... who attempts to eat the three Billy goats gruff, or the giant form Jack and the Beanstalk. In that fairytale the giant chases Jack all the way around his castle threatening to eat him. Shrek tries pl ...

(6 pages) 97 3 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What fairytale elements can be discerned in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice?'

There are many fairytale elements in 'The Merchant of Venice'. For example, there is the idea of being three differ ... a pound of flesh from Antonio's body is a gory image, which makes Shylock a typical villain from a fairytale. The element of a princess who is imprisoned in a tower is added when Portia is not able t ... nd live 'happily ever after'. Although 'The Merchant of Venice' displays a few characteristics from fairytales, there are very obvious elements missing such as magic and a moral to all that has happen ...

(7 pages) 33 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Shawshank Redemption as a dark fairy tale.

ften referred to as a "Dark Fairy Tale." That is, it displays all the basic elements of a classical fairytale, which in turn are characterised by gloom. A fairy tale is defined as a type of literary d ... dent throughout the plot, and ultimately results in the good becoming superior to the evil. Also, a fairytale usually finishes with a moral, a lasting lesson in which solutions to unresolved problems ...

(5 pages) 51 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Being different separates us from others and gives us our individuality. We say to people that it is better to be different but, is it really?

audience's expectations change dramatically by presenting a mixture of horror, comedy, romance and fairytale in fast sequences. Even before viewing the film, you are aware that it is not an everyday ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Hips like Cinderella: Stereotypes in Fairytales

hods of trickery and command being employed? The answer is simple.Ask Cinderella... The word fairytale itself is derived from the French "contes de fee" and the French literary fairytales of th ... Roman mythology and legend. Overtime, they have been adapted to suit the current period. In short, fairytales are nothing more than basic folk law embellished, censored, politicized and altered to su ...

(5 pages) 95 2 3.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Omelas: The Story of Childhood An Essay Based on the Short Story The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

e what make people grow and mature from their former selves. Once someone sees that life is not the fairytale that it is made out to be, he is able to make sense of the reality around him. In the stor ... elas, life before encountering this captive is flawless; "Omelas seems in my words like a city in a fairytale" (177). These innocent children have never been through an awful experience to make them t ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Anne Sexton's Cinderella: An Analysis

is repeated numerous times throughout the poem, makes the readers think of the original Cinderella fairytale. Perhaps along with this, by stating "That story" throughout the poem, she is trying to re ...

(3 pages) 155 1 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Angela carter and the bloody chamber

arter was writing in the 1970's during a wave of feminism and this influence in seen in her take on fairytales in the Bloody Chamber. Her messages about the society are often subtle, critical and cyni ... tic to create 'magic realism' The stories of the heroines combined with the magical approach of the fairytale brings the issue of gender roles to a brilliant intensity. Her stories challenge conventio ...

(4 pages) 66 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Cinderella" - The Ideal Woman

The Ideal WomanPerrault's "Cinderella" is a fairytale which endorses a variety of communal beliefs and values, reflecting the context of society ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.6 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Dirty Pretty Things"

nay epitomize (to some extent) the ordeals faced by thousands of individuals every year seeking the fairytale life that, supposedly, can only be found living in the West. In the United States alone, i ...

(1 pages) 18 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis